To help ease the transition to living and studying on an American campus, a pilot program introduced in fall 2019 in Trinity’s Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric connects first-year international students with mentors who provide academic and social support.
Tom Fusciello, Trinity College assistant vice president of construction, facilities, and operations, has been selected for the 2020-21 National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Fellows Program.
Trinity College has opened the 13,000-square-foot Trinity Innovation Center in downtown Hartford as a space for boundary-crossing collaborations and creativity. Located on the third floor of One Constitution Plaza, the new center will house Trinity’s partnership with Infosys; the Digital Health CT accelerator; and new innovation and entrepreneurship programming for students.
Led by a group of Trinity College students, staff, and faculty members, a new initiative called TrinVotes! is designed to increase the college’s voter registration and election participation, especially among students who are first-time voters.
Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney spoke recently with the Hartford Courant about Trinity’s involvement with the American Talent Initiative, a Bloomberg Philanthropies-supported alliance of colleges and universities that aims to enroll 50,000 more low- to middle-income students by 2025. Berger-Sweeney said that the initiative’s goal aligns with the college’s own commitment to diversifying its student body.
Soon after they graduated from Trinity last spring, Jessica Duong ’19 and Joshua Corbo ’19 set out to rural Cambodia to build a playground and facilitate a soccer workshop for children in the village of Bech Khlok. The project was supported by a grant from Davis Projects for Peace, a program through which college students can make an impact on the world.
Ten start-up companies recently showcased their development work that has been supported by Digital Health CT, a Hartford-based business accelerator program in which Trinity College is a partner. President Joanne Berger-Sweeney has said that the goal of the partnership is to “accelerate start-up companies focused on digital health technologies, thus deepening the relevance of our liberal arts education and spurring an entrepreneurial ecosystem in our Connecticut home.”
NBC Connecticut reporter Dominique Moody recently interviewed Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney about how the college is creating a stronger student body and bringing more students from every walk of life into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Trinity College is among 19 colleges and universities in the country to be named a Top Producer for both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Fulbright U.S. Scholar programs for 2019-2020. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program.